Railway Simulation Software
For the coming years, public transport by train is expected to grow steadily worldwide. Railway companies, especially in high-populated areas, face multiple challenges regarding this growth. The main challenge is to optimize rail infrastructure, maximize rail utilization and satisfy both passengers and freight operators. Solutions to this challenge are constraint by safety regulations and the wish for energy efficiency.
Simulation has been proven to be an indispensable decision support tool for solving these challenges. Railway simulation softaware is a key tool for rail network managers when performing for example punctuality and robustness analysis of train schedules. Simulation is also used by rail network managers for safety, capacity and energy analysis of (future) infrastructure.
For more than 30 years InControl has been working on the development of customized railway simulation software using the Enterprise Dynamics (ED) simulation platform.
During these years, InControl has become an expert in railway simulation software, understanding the concepts and systems that are relevant to railway operation. By uniting the Enterprise Dynamics platform with customer applications, tooling and datasets, InControl creates large scale microscopic multi-purpose railway simulation software, which can be used for
- Simulation studies (Use simulation to support the design/construction and optimization of train schedules, track occupation and energy efficiency),
- Innovation support (Evaluate the effect of innovative measures and systems before putting them into practice),
- Serious gaming (Train employees and evaluate procedures and processes during large-scale multi-application gaming sessions, using a distributed simulation environment).
- Communication purposes, for example informing management, staff and customers about the effects of the introduction a new timetable